Do you know that in Islam Muslim men are allowed to marry people of book, that is, Christian women and Jewish women? Quran teaches to respect people of book. Quran tell us to invite people of book to right path with wisdom.
I am also aware that Muslim women may not marry non-muslim men (I wish you would have volunteered this information). And I am aware of different versions of the Jizyah tax. The lowest I have heard is 2.5% and the highest historical one around 50%, and the different versions of collecting it.
In summary it is up to a person how he/she interpret these verses and stories
That is one of my concerns relating to these verses. Should there not be a common repository or explanation for these that does not make it readable by small elements of the Islamic world as:
- a reason to hate / distrust / not mingle with Christians / aetheists
- the formations of supremacist ideology; or
- reasons to be intolerant?
I ahve no idea what is the basis of this belief. Did you read any clear verse in Quran on this?
There are many Muslims who work in Europe, Australia, America and they take orders from non-Muslims. I dont see any logic behind this belief.
Ummm...you also pointed out that many don't follow the Quran. In one breath you are claiming 'the example of Muslims isn't relevant because they aren't following the Quran' and in another 'The examples of Muslims show that idea is logically, not in the Quran'...It can't be an absolute in both directions.
But as I said - if I read it right
, the following:
3.28. Let not the believers take the disbelievers as Auliya (supporters, helpers, etc.) instead of the believers, and whoever does that will never be helped by Allah in any way, except if you indeed fear a danger from them. And Allah warns you against Himself (His Punishment), and to Allah is the final return.
3.118. O you who believe! Take not as (your) Bitanah (advisors, consultants, protectors, helpers, friends, etc.) those outside your religion (pagans, Jews, Christians, and hypocrites) since they will not fail to do their best to corrupt you. They desire to harm you severely. Hatred has already appeared from their mouths, but what their breasts conceal is far worse. Indeed We have made plain to you the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses) if you understand.
3.149. O you who believe! If you obey those who disbelieve, they will send you back on your heels, and you will turn back (from Faith) as losers.
5.51. O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians as Auliya' (friends, protectors, helpers, etc.), they are but Auliya' to one another. And if any amongst you takes them as Auliya', then surely he is one of them. Verily, Allah guides not those people who are the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers and unjust).
5.80. You see many of them taking the disbelievers as their Auliya' (protectors and helpers). Evil indeed is that which their ownselves have sent forward before them, for that (reason) Allah's Wrath fell upon them and in torment they will abide.
There's probably others, but it appears to say not to integrate (there are others saying such), not to believe non-believers (how you can trust your employer with such, I'm not sure), not to hire non-believers (so presumably the reverse should be true), and not to be friends with them (which would make work with non-believers difficult). But as I said - this was only if I have read this correctly.
I have given a link in my privious post on rights of non-Muslims. There is no such thing is Islam. Islamic history is full of these examples and these were discussed in the link I sent in my last post. I am giving the same link again:
I read them. The reason I raised the 'not to believe non-believers above believers' is that this is both in the Quran, and apparent in several Islamic States. As Islamic States are largely influenced by their religious leaders, one would think that they have a very good understanding of Islam, and as there are several doing it, it must also be a common understanding.
This was why I asked if you have links to any sites that deal specifically with these sorts of questions (I can't seem to find one)